Category: AI Hub / End User / Government

June 3, 2021

The All-Seeing Eyes of New York’s 15,000 Surveillance Cameras

Video from the cameras is often used in facial-recognition searches. A report finds they are most common in neighborhoods with large nonwhite populations.


by Sidney Fussell in AI Hub
May 28, 2021

Deepfake Maps Could Really Mess With Your Sense of the World

Researchers applied AI techniques to make portions of Seattle look more like Beijing. Such imagery could mislead governments or spread misinformation online.


by Will Knight in AI Hub
May 10, 2021

The Pentagon Inches Toward Letting AI Control Weapons

Drills involving swarms of drones raise questions about whether machines could outperform a human operator in complex scenarios.


by Will Knight in AI Hub
April 30, 2021

New York Returns Its Police ‘Robodog’ After a Public Outcry

City residents and elected officials pushed back after videos showed the Boston Dynamics robot in action.


by Sidney Fussell in AI Hub
April 21, 2021

Europe's Proposed Limits on AI Would Have Global Consequences

The EU released draft laws that would regulate facial recognition and uses of algorithms. If it passes, the policy will impact companies in the US and China.


by Will Knight in AI Hub
April 20, 2021

How Face Recognition Can Destroy Anonymity

Cameras are everywhere, and increasingly powerful software can pick an individual out of a crowd. Except sometimes algorithms get it wrong.


by Tom Simonite in AI Hub